Now in its fifth year, the Lush Prize has awarded over £1 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.
Nominations for the 2016 Prize are now open, and will close at midnight on Sunday 24th July. We invite nominations from anywhere in the world, for projects which have taken place anywhere in the world.
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Last year a total of £450,000 was shared by 18 Prize Winners, including our first ever Black Box Prize award for a breakthrough toward mapping the first ever ‘human toxicity pathway’.
Using 21st century technologies like genetics and computing, scientists have now fully explained at a molecular level how a toxic chemical can enter the human body and lead to an allergic skin reaction.
This breakthrough moment marks the first step into a future where a superior molecular science replaces the old, imprecise, technology of testing on live mammals in laboratories.